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Contains items related to Vermont’s railroads and their history from Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives' collections of rare books, historical photos, and ephemera.



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Central Vermont caboose 4045 at convention of the Central Vermont Railway Historical Society.
Topics: Cabooses (Railroads), Central Vermont Railway Co.
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad caboose 36, "Route of the Whippet" at Caboose Corner in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Cabooses (Railroads), Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station, with onlookers waiting in horse-drawn carriage, and dirt road insterecting rail lines, Danville, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad stations, Danville, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Spectators are standing around the scene of a train wreck in Hardwick, Vermont, on April 10, 1907, with a locomotive and passenger car on their sides and another passenger car derailed but still upright.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Hardwick (Vt.), Postcards
Rutland Railroad locomotive 405 on bridge in East Wallingford.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, East Wallingford, Railroad bridges, Vermont, East Wallingford
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Bird's eye view of Proctor, Vermont, showing churches, homes, roads, a cemetery, railroad tracks, and a covered bridge over a river.
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Aerial views, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Birdseye view of railroad station and cars at left, businesses and residences center and right, Beecher Falls, Vermont, with covered bridge.
Topics: Beecher Falls (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
View of tilted railroad cars and other damage from the flood of November 5, 1927 in Montpelier, Vermont
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Mailed to Mrs. Alma Notemyer in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Postmarked Oct. 4, 1908. Railroad station in St. Albans, Vermont, with two steam locomotives and a passenger car in front
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
Mailed from Brandon, Vermont, to Mrs. A.L. Hennessy, Stamford, Connecticut. The Rutland Railroad bridge, also known as the East Shoreham Covered Railroad Bridge, crosses the Lemon Fair River and was built in 1897 on the Addison Branch of the Rutland Railroad
Topics: Covered bridges, East Shoreham, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Mailed to Mrs. Fannie F. Brown, of Danville, Vermont, on October 29, 1929. View of town buildings and railroad station along the Passumpsic River, Passumpsic, Vermont.
Topics: Passumpsic River (Vt.), Passumpsic (Vt.), Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Howard Towsley
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Rutland Railroad locomotive 106 in the Rutland yard with attached coal tender and coal cars under the large coal tipple.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland, Railroads, Yards, Locomotives
Source: Gift of Steven Mumley
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. The Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. The engineer was Harry Palmer and the locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river in the background is the Winooski
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Train wreck in Montpelier, Vermont, with collapsed railroad bridge and locomotive partly in the river, with onlookers on both river banks and homes in the background.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Montpelier, Railroad bridges, Vermont, MOntpelier
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Hans Raum
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Railroad station in Chester, Vermont with signal posts in the foreground.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Chester
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
38 pages. Includes map. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College
Topics: Railroads, Lebanon Springs Railroad, Middlebury (Vt.)
49 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Railroad commission, Annual reports
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. Engineer was Harry Palmer and locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river in the foreground is the Winooski.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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16 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives.
Topics: Vermont Central Railroad, Railroads, Annual reports
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Postmarked Oct. 3, 1923. Mailed to B. W. Livingston, 212 Charleston Block, Watertown, NY Train wreck on Sept. 23, 1925 with locomotive on its side and several freight cars jackknifed. Postmarked Oct. 3, 1923
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Springfield
Topics: Street, railroads, Vermont, Springfield, Trolley cars, Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 43
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
53 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Railroad commission, Annual reports
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Printed by Byron Y. Miller, Bethel, VT Railroad station in White River Junction, Vermont, with tracks in foreground and manually operated ball signal and signal tender's shack in center.
Topics: Railroad stations, White River Junction, Postcards
Title supplied by cataloger Damaged railroad station and tracks at Proctor, Vermont, after flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Proctor (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Cut stone railroad tunnel in Newbury, Vermont, with wooden pedestrian stairs up to the road above.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Newbury
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 232 is belching smoke and steam in front of the railroad station at St. Alban's, Vermont, as two men stand on the adjacent sidewalk.
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Brattleboro, Vermont, with passenger cars and a combo car at the station and horses and carriage in the foreground
Topics: Railroad stations, Brattleboro, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station, with sign "Middlebury" and mileages to nearby towns on either side, carts with boxed items, and man walking on track, Middlebury, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad stations, Middlebury (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Two workmen are standing by several steam boilers close to a set of steps leading down to the quarry. A flatbed railroad car is on tracks close to the quarry, and there is a windowless shed to the left.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, West Rutland (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Addressed to Ella M. Brown, Jericho, Vt., with three postmarks dated July 3, 1907 from Bristol (Transit), Starksboro, and Jericho. Signed by Mr. Frank M.Stokes, Starksboro, Vermont The end of a Rutland Railroad passenger car partly obscures the railroad station in Bristol, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad stations, Bristol, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Proctor, Vermont
Topics: Railroad stations, Proctor, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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A crowd of people is standing on the street in Montpelier, watching a fire at 22 Main Street, People's Clothing Store, now the site of the Drawing Board. There is a railroad crossing sign and a large bilboard advertising the Barnum and Bailey circus. The awning in front of one store says "Fruit & confectionery". Several firemen on a ladder are holding a fire hose going into a window on the top floor of the building with thick smoke pouring out of the top. circa 1905
Topics: Fires, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
8 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Central Vermont Railroad
69 pages. Includes maps of Vermont. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Railroad commission, Annual reports
Vermont Railroads Collection
by The Rutland Corporation
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15 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Annual reports
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Brattleboro, Vermont, with pedestrian bridge over tracks
Topics: Railroad stations, Brattleboro, Postcards
Montreal & Boston Express train crossing the bridge over the Connecticut River between Woodsville, New Hampshire and Wells River, Vermont
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad tracks and cut stone tunnel and wooden pedestrian stairs to road in Newbury, Vermont
Topics: Railroads, Newbury, Postcards
Railroad station in Fairlee, Vermont, with horse-drawn carriage in right foreground
Topics: Railroad stations, Fairlee (Vt.), Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Northern Vermont Railroad locomotive 50 pulling two Bangor & Arostook Railroad passenger cars and additional passenger cars during a 470 trip in Newport, Vermont in September 1997.
Topics: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company, Locomotives, Vermont
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Central Vermont Railway caboose 4014
Topics: Central Vermont Railway Co., Cabooses (Railroads)
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Vermont Railroads Collection
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15 pages + map. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Lebanon Springs Railroad
22 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Annual reports, Rutland & Burlington Railroad
131 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Railroad commission, Annual reports
Title supplied by cataloger Washed out river bank and railroad tracks in Wells River, Vermont, after flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Burlington, Vermont
Topics: Railroad stations, Burlington (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station with rail car "Rutland 252", Bristol, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad stations, Bristol, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station, with Rutland Railroad train visible, with railroad bridge, and other bridge at right, Bennington, Vermont
Topics: Railroad stations, Bennington (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Buildings and facilities of the Vermont Marble Company in Proctor, Vermont, with many slabs of marble on the grounds and several railroad tracks, with box cars on the tracks. Sign "Vermont Marble Co." is on top of a building on the left.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, Vermont, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Two workmen are walking through a yard of thousands of cut marble slabs, with buildings in the background. One building has large letters "Monumental Apartment" and there are several flatbed and boxcar railroad cars.
Topics: Vermont Marble Company, Marble industry and trade, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 45 with tender with a boxcar and combination car at the Alburg railroad station. There is a baggage cart on the platform and a Central Vermont car on tracks on the other side of the station. The train is west bound and will soon be on the trestle to Rouses Point, New York.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Postcards
Train wreck at Williams River on March 14, 1920 near Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Bellows Falls
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
24 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Burlington (Vt.)
132 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Annual reports
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Rutland and Washington Railroad Co.
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8 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland & Washington Railroad, Charters
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad bridge over the Black River in Ludlow, Vermont, with steam locomotive on bridge
Topics: Railroad bridges, Ludlow, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Derailed passenger cars partly submerged in the Winooski River at West Berlin, near Montpelier, Vermont. Accident caused by the Flood of 1927. Heavy duty railroad crane and locomotive with railroad cars are in the background.
Topics: Railroad accidents, West Berlin, Postcards
Title supplied by cataloger Ice jam on the Connecticut River covers railroad tracks near Brattleboro, Vermont
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Piles of marble slabs surround several large buildings of the Vermont Marble Company in West Rutland, Vermont. There are also a steam locomotive and several flatbed railroad cars loaded with blocks of marble. There is a derrick crane and boom at the lower right and on the left side. Mount Hanley is in the distance.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, West Rutland (Vt.), Postcards
Right of way culvert in wrecking yard at Bee Hive of the Corkscrew Division of the Rutland Railroad, running from Bennington, Vermont, to Chatham, New York.
Topics: Rutland Railroad Company, Railroads, New York
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 45 with coal car and freight cars
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Street view of Grand Trunk Railroad station, Island Pond, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad stations, Island Pond, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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18 pages. Pamphlet. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Rutland Railroad, Railroads, Rutland Railroad
12 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College
Topics: Rutland & Burlington Railroad, Railroads, Railroads
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Washed out railroad bridge above Wells River, Vermont, Flood of 1927
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad depot in West Townshend, Vermont, with tracks splitting, corn growing in backyard on the left and piles of lumber on the right. A home and two other buildings are included in the picture.
Topics: Railroad stations, West Townshend, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Grand Isle, Vermont, with locomotive on tracks and automobile next to the station.
Topics: Railroad stations, Grand Isle (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Montpelier, Vermont, with collapsed railroad bridge and locomotive partly in the river
Topics: Railroad accidents, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Mailed to Mr. Harold Grover, Mayfield, New York. Electric street-railroad car station, with car at right, Fair Haven, Vermont.
Topics: Street-railroads, Fair Haven, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Large piles of cut marble slabs with railroad tracks running down the middle and cutting mills in the background. There are derrick cranes in the distance on the left and a church on top of a hill in the distance in the center.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, West Rutland (Vt.), Postcards
14 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland & Burlington Railroad, Annual reports
8 pages. Includes map. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College
Topics: Railroads, Western Vermont Railroad
25 pages.
Topics: Central Vermont Railroad, Railroads
134 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Annual reports